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Sarah Gara
29/05/2009
5:39:22 AM
On 28/05/2009 lacto wrote:
>If you are going to live in Victoria dont buy a NSW car . The sydney /adelaide
>bus will take to Euston .

Bus? Jesus how long and horrid would that be? I believe I can fly from Melbourne to Mildura. might do that.

Take your point about supporting local business etc.

>you really know what you are doing as the locals rely on your continued
>custom whereas the spiff in sydney knows he'll never see you again so why
>would he do you any favours .

do I heck know what I'm doing... I couldn';t care less about a car -means to an end...just don'[t want it to break down. so good point ta.

The cars if maintained all should do in excess
>of 300000Km .
Wow -my car is 10yrs old and has done 50,000miles and 15,000 is since I got it 8months ago.

>will get cheaper as fuel prices are again going up .
We are currently at 1.01 a litre. x

Sarah Gara
29/05/2009
5:47:07 AM
On 28/05/2009 nmonteith wrote:
>
>Beer is always served ice cold in this country. We all have Eskys that
>we pack with ice every few days. (ice box or chilly bins to foreigners)

I'm gonna have to buy so much stuff when i get to Oz aren't I? Guys don't throw anything away -save it for Sarah

Where'd you get the ice from? I suppose it's too hot to leave bacon in the boot/tent (ha I'm not gonna miss the British weather.

So can you get Tetley's or even John Smith's in cans?

larger -I agree cold is best. Is lime acceptable? (sliced not cordial.) I do like corona. mmmm.... x

Sarah Gara
29/05/2009
5:58:56 AM
On 28/05/2009 nmonteith wrote:

>Sarah, FYI - Australia is split into quite separate States (ie New South
>Wales, Victoria, Queensland + 4 more), with different road rules, police,
>registration, taxes, relating to vehicles. They pretty much work like different
>countries in the EU. You can drive between them with no border issues (unless
>you carry fruit flys or sick horses!). Robinvale is in Victoria so it will
>be of much benefit to buy your car in that state - as transferring the
>registration, insurance ect between states is a costly process. NSW also
>has the most strict rules on car road worthy as far as i understand (you
>need to get it checked by the government road authority every 12 months).
>In Victoria once you buy your car you can just keep paying the registration
>every year without any checks on your cars road worthyness.

I'm gonna be working in Vic and NSW (if they ever bloody let me over your immgration lot are so slow... and through)

I take Josh's point....

> NSW cars best and roadworthy due to strictness...(paraphrased obviously)

So what have we decided? I'm confused.

Is it the same price to registar in NSW and vic? If so is it best to go with NSW as then they check my car (I'm assuming this is like an MOT- yearly test -my last one my little car failed and report said in big capitals ***DANGEROUS***)

If I'm living in Vic can I just do the car in NSW or does it have to be at your home address which I would imagine will be in VIC.therefore I have to have it registered there?

>- as transferring the registration, insurance ect between states is a costly process.

Vic it is then. x

Sarah Gara
29/05/2009
6:03:00 AM
On 28/05/2009 wallwombat wrote:
>Let me see if I have got this right.
>
>Josh is in the UK and he is trying to sell his car, which is in Sydney,
>to Sara, who is also in the UK but is moving to Robinvale, which is in
>Victoria.


I'll borrow it from you Josh? -I'm a cheeky git! -but If it's just sitting there -May even pay you rent on it til I get one of my own cos otherwise think I'll end up hiring one until I get my own then I don't have to rush.

Where are you in the UK Josh? give me a shout if you fancy some climbing -I'm in Manchester. x

nmonteith
Online Now
29/05/2009
8:43:04 AM
On 29/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>Where'd you get the ice from?

The petrol station or supermarket. You buy 4kg bags of it for a couple of bucks.

> I suppose it's too hot to leave bacon in
>the boot/tent (ha I'm not gonna miss the British weather.

Yes! Unless you want your car stinking of rotting bacon.

>So can you get Tetley's or even John Smith's in cans?

I have no idea what you are talking about??! Are they brands of beer or something? We don't have them in Oz if that's what your asking!

>Is lime acceptable? (sliced not cordial.)
> I do like corona. mmmm.... x

No. Bars that serve corona would do that... but that is not exactly a mainstream beer over here.

nmonteith
Online Now
29/05/2009
8:47:06 AM
On 29/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>Is it the same price to registar in NSW and vic? If so is it best to
>go with NSW as then they check my car (I'm assuming this is like an MOT-
>yearly test -my last one my little car failed and report said in big capitals
>***DANGEROUS***)

The prices will be different due to different taxes and insurance systems in the two states. Both states have a road worthy standard when you sell a car which is the same, the difference is in Victoria once you buy the car you don't ever need to get it checked again, whilst in NSW it requires a check every 12 months when you want to re-register it.

> If I'm living in Vic can I just do the car in NSW or does it have to
>be at your home address which I would imagine will be in VIC.therefore
>I have to have it registered there?

It obviously needs to be registered to an address - so unless you have a friend in NSW who is happy to let you use their address then you'll need a VIC address.

>Vic it is then. x

Yes!

nmonteith
Online Now
29/05/2009
8:49:44 AM
On 29/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>We are currently at 1.01 a litre.

Our fuel is half that price - currently retailing for less than 0.60 a litre in Sydeny
lacto
29/05/2009
9:02:46 AM
costs $501 to register a car in vic of which 178 is rego and the balance 3rd party insurance which is a nofault injury cover for anybody hurt in a car accident . being insured where you live (state ) can afffect the cover you have . On a brighter note comprehensive insurance (damage to vechiles ) is hugely cheaper in the country .$900 odd with an inner melbourne address versus 400 for a rural address .Also is you insure at one rate then move to a higher premium area without notifying (and paying more ) you can be considered to be only partially insured . Flying to mildura from melb will probably cost you about half as much as flying from the uk. flying to melb is cheaper than sydney as less taxes. dont think you can fly from sydney to mildura.
Duncan
29/05/2009
11:45:40 AM
On 29/05/2009 nmonteith wrote:
>On 29/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>
>>So can you get Tetley's or even John Smith's in cans?
>
>I have no idea what you are talking about??! Are they brands of beer or
>something? We don't have them in Oz if that's what your asking!
>

Actually, we do, but you'd have to search around for them. It'd be unlikely that you'd find them in Bushwoop though.


>>Is lime acceptable? (sliced not cordial.)
>> I do like corona. mmmm.... x
>
>No. Bars that serve corona would do that... but that is not exactly a
>mainstream beer over here.

Again, you can get corona just about anywhere. Why on earth you'd want to pay premium beer prices for a beer from a third world country is your own business.
Fizz
29/05/2009
12:08:34 PM
On 29/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:

>
>So can you get Tetley's or even John Smith's in cans?
>
>larger -I agree cold is best. Is lime acceptable? (sliced not cordial.)
> I do like corona. mmmm.... x

Mmmm, beer. a subject close to my heart!

Tetleys, John Smith's and Bodies is easy to get in Melb. $80.00 for 24x440ml widget cans. My local IGA (locally owned Supermarket) used to get it in for me for around the same price, when I worked in Hamilton. Which is a small country town a little bigger than R'vale and a little more progressive too, but not much.
Corona can be bought at most supermarkets along with the usual assortment of Euro Lagers (Stella, Heinies). Most however are made under license in Oz and taste like crap.

I could even buy Special Brew, when in the mood. But have been having trouble getting of late when I visit Melb. for supplies.

You're in for a rude shock as far as beer goes, there are a few good brewers, but I dought any will be stocked in R'vale.

As for a vehicle, IMO. I would get to R'vale and track one down there. The people you work with and meet will look after you. The beauty of living in a small country town is somebody will always know somebody who can help you out. Failling that, Mildura is just up the road (well in Oz distances!).
devlin66
29/05/2009
12:27:15 PM
We should send this thread to Lonely Planet. They might get one of their guides right for once!!

nmonteith
Online Now
29/05/2009
12:39:44 PM
On 29/05/2009 Fizz wrote:
>Most however are made under license in
>Oz and taste like crap.

Just like XXXX and Fosters in the UK!

ajfclark
Online Now
29/05/2009
12:45:41 PM
Fosters and XXXX taste like crap everywhere don't they?
Wendy
29/05/2009
1:24:13 PM
On 29/05/2009 ajfclark wrote:
>Fosters and XXXX taste like crap everywhere don't they?

Seconded! And petrol is just a wee bit more in the country - gas was 42c in melb yesterday and 56c in horsham, and we don't tend to be the most expensive of rural areas. I thought people desperately tried to keep addresses in other states when they moved to NSW, not vice versa? Yearly roadworthies get rather costly ...

IdratherbeclimbingM9
29/05/2009
2:35:46 PM
On 29/05/2009 nmonteith wrote:
>The petrol station or supermarket. You buy 4kg bags of it for a couple of bucks.
>
(snip)

TahhDahhh.
nm is still killing the 'posts' pack by a huge margin. This post of his is the 7000th he's made to Chocky, and he has done another 10 since I noticed the fact!
You have scored a winner for getting a helping post Sarah Gara!!
Duncan
29/05/2009
2:38:31 PM
On 29/05/2009 nmonteith wrote:
>Just like XXXX and Fosters in the UK!

The Fosters brand in Europe is entirely separate from the Fosters Group - they sold it off entirely, which is why Fosters don't sponsor the Formula 1 in Australia. Fun Facts!

Also, part of the problem with Corona is that it's not brewed here, it's brewed in Mexico. This means that when it does get here it's at least 3 months old and light-struck like whoa.

Is it 5 o'clock yet?

nmonteith
Online Now
29/05/2009
3:12:29 PM
On 29/05/2009 Wendy wrote:
>Seconded! And petrol is just a wee bit more in the country - gas was
>42c in melb yesterday and 56c in horsham, and we don't tend to be the most
>expensive of rural areas.

FYI - Wendy is not referring to what American's call gas (petrol) but talking about LPG gas for cars, which isn't available on most vehicles in Australia (apart from Taxis). There is quite a few conversions now being done on older larger cars to make them gas compatible, but they are doen by third parties and tend to void any semblance of a new car warranty.

< I thought people desperately tried to keep addresses
>in other states when they moved to NSW, not vice versa? Yearly roadworthies
>get rather costly ...

I'm doing that in Sydney right now! My car is still registed at a friends house in Melbourne - actually he moved out of that house 6 months ago so i better update it! I kept my Queensland car in Victoria for about 5 years using my parents address...
StuE
29/05/2009
3:14:50 PM
I was happy to leave the warm real ale back in Blighty, along with the fat blokes wearing anoraks and beards who continually waffled on with trainspotter-like enthusiasm about just how great a pint of Old Tanglefart was .
Fizz
29/05/2009
11:48:58 PM
On 29/05/2009 Duncan wrote:

>Also, part of the problem with Corona is that it's not brewed here, it's
>brewed in Mexico. This means that when it does get here it's at least
>3 months old and light-struck like whoa.
>
Really? I thought they would have packed it in boxes, stacked it on pallets and stored it in containers before shipping.

Coopers is the go for a safe brew, although it takes a bit to get used to (slightly better than a good home brew from a chemistry major at polly).
At the end of the day, it doesn't really mean shit as long as it does the job, and even VB can do that if there isn't anything else(as long as it's ice cold!).



IdratherbeclimbingM9
30/05/2009
11:19:38 AM
On 29/05/09 Fizz wrote;
>as long as it does the job, and even VB can do that if there isn't anything else(as long as it's ice cold!).

... or it will lose it's Fizz?
;-)

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